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Extra Life

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Extra Life by Steven Johnson
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May 11, 2021 | ISBN 9780593394663 | 507 Minutes

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Praise for Extra Life:

“Fascinating.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter)

“Fascinating story.” —Fareed Zakaria on Fareed Zakaria GPS

“To call this timely would be something of an understatement.” —The Toronto Star 
“Extra Life could not be timelier.” —Science Magazine

“[Extra Life] gives important insight into the history of a few specific leaps and bounds we’ve made as a species to outwit disease, famine and even the safety threats posed by our own inventions.” —Discover Magazine

“Johnson is a fine storyteller. . . . Extra Life is an important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review

“A surprising look at why humans are living longer. . . Entertaining, wide-ranging, and—in light of COVID-19—particularly timely.” —Kirkus Reviews

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